Anti-Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination Guidance for Managers
$50.00 + GST
Duration: 30-45 minutes
Workplace bullying and harassment is a significant hazard in New Zealand. It can have an impact on an individual’s health and happiness, affecting their ability to do their job. It can disrupt workplaces and reduce productivity.
Breaches can incur heavy costs for organisations, including reputational damage, compensation orders, negatively impact workplace productivity, and increase staff turnover.
This course details the additional responsibilities which more senior members of staff hold in relation to bullying, harassment and discrimination.
Potential Risks to Your Business
Under workplace health and safety laws, a business can run the risk of:
- significant fines of up to $500,000 and imprisonment of up to two years;
- criminal prosecution;
- personal grievance claims from employees;
- financial losses from the associated effects.
On completing this course, learners should be able to:
- understand the impact of bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace; and
- understand the precautions and appropriate steps as a manager for dealing with complaints.
- The law
- Discrimination impact
- Morning tea example
- Special services
- External complaints
- Responsibility – vicarious liability
- The defence
- Reasonable precautions
- Flexible working arrangements
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